Gun Show Report, 13 Feb 2016

I went this afternoon to the gun show at Dulles Expo Center. I had a two-fold mission; 1) to get an M1 carbine belonging to a BR appraised, and 2) to get about 300 rounds of 5.56 NATO, with a preference for a South African milsurp battlepack, in prep for the FPF Training Minuteman Rifle Course in April. I was successful on both counts (appraisal done by one of Tango Seven-Six’s BRs, and I got the ammo for $100, not bad at all).

Other than that, here’s what I saw:

  • BRUTAL COLD, especially with the wind
  • Huge crowds, parking was a nightmare
  • Good selection throughout, with brisk commerce going on
  • Cash is king

I spent less than I budgeted, even, and so squirreled the excess away for the next gun show. 🙂

Folks, now is the time to acquire– arms, ammunition, magazines, parts, optics, cases, training.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Gun Show Report, 13 Feb 2016

  1. Mdl says:

    Never a bad time to stock up, especially given the passing of Justice Scalia. Training, gear, ammo.


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